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What is the best way to get into software engineering?

I am in 10th grade and have some experience with software engineering. What would be the best way to get into it full time?

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Charlie’s Answer

Taking a programming class in high school if the elective is offered is a great start. If this isn't an option, there are resources online or available in a bookstore such as Barnes & Noble, many of which have hands on programming exercises where you have the opportunity to experience first hand, software engineering. In college, start out with an Intro to Computer Science or Programming class. Also, try taking a few different type of courses while in school, and not let a single class change your mind. I remember my very first programming class seemed so dull that I almost changed my career path, and am glad I gave a couple more classes a chance.

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Earl’s Answer

First off, congratulations on your possible carreer choice.

Here are some steps that might assist you.

Seek out resources within your school. Does your school have a coding or technology club? They may already have information or resources, or sessions (training, "hackathons" or whatever) to teach and refine your coding skills.

Online resources: plenty of free material and online tutorials from Khan Academy, Coursera, YouTube, and other outlets on how to start coding, tutuorial (written and on video). Example: FreeCodeCamp.com has a decent Beginner's Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfscVS0vtbw)

Talk with school counselors or teachers to see if your school has a relationship with technology companies. Many have internships, interest groups, festivals or events where you can learn more about software development, and perhaps you can get training and direction from them

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Vineeth’s Answer

Explore on your own
Pursue a technical degree or software engineering courses
Practice your coding skills
Create projects and samples of your skills on a development platform
Get certified
Be ready and willing to teach yourself new things
Practice your coding skills some more

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Charlotte’s Answer

Hackathons are great, and keeping strong with math and physics. Home projects such as Raspberry Pi or Arduino can make fun experiments to teach yourself.
What is even better is to 'document' these projects by maybe making a personal website and posting about your projects (a project in itself!). The code, the theory, the failures and the learnings - these make important stories to draw from in the future.

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Deepak’s Answer


Adding on to what Charlie said, today thanks to the maturity of the Internet, we have online learning platforms such as Coursera, EdX, Udacity and others, where you can take individual Computer Science/Programming courses, or even specialize in a series of courses and earn a certificate for a small cost. This would give you a sample of what you'll learn when you get to College.

If you're planning on going to college, then I'd go with Charlie's recommendation and enroll in introductory Computer Science/Computer Engineering classes and degrees.

All the very best in your educational aspirations!